13 Hours 30 minutes
Duration
Oahu (HNL Airport) to Maui
Location
5:30AM
Tour Times

Haleakala National Park, Lahaina & Makawao
Escape to another Hawaiian island for a day on this all-inclusive island-hopping tour. Indulge on your vacation and leave the planning to us! Interisland roundtrip airfare from Oahu to Kahului, Maui, roundtrip transportation from the Kahului Airport (OGG) and a sightseeing land tour is included.

Experience Maui’s highlights on this laid-back journey showcasing nature’s finery, historic landmarks, and charming country towns. Haleakala is truly magnificent in the daytime hours; bathed in sunlight which brings its steep slopes to center stage and when endemic wildlife freely roams the landscape. Leisurely observe Nene geese in their native habitat and discover the secret of the rare Silversword plant.

Enjoy lunch on your own before stopping in Makawao town where you can browse unique shops and galleries. Known for its sunny weather and relaxed vibe, Makawao is the place to be. Make a brief stop at Kula Marketplace for one-of-a-kind gifts and a light snack. Explore Whalers Village, an oceanfront retail experience located along the shores of beautiful Kaanapali Beach before returning to Oahu.

Iao Valley
After a short walk past a meandering stream through a forest full of native Hawaiian plants, gaze high above at the iconic Iao Needle – a natural outcropping jutting from the mountain side; covered in emerald green vegetation and towering 1,200 feet over Iao valley. The valley is rich in history as a former ancient burial site for Hawai’i’s royalty.

Tour Highlights:

  • Haleakala National Park is home to over 1,000 different species of plant life. During the 38-mile drive up the dormant volcano, you’ll see the magnificent Silversword plant, found nowhere else on earth, and pass ancient sacred locations, and breathtaking views from the safety and comfort of your mini coach.
  • Haleakala was formed approximately 1 million years ago through the building of layers upon layers of flowing lava. It has been a sacred location for Polynesian people who settled on the island 400-650 A.D.
  • Haleakala Visitor Center, at 9,740 feet elevation was constructed in 1936 and is a small stone structure on the edge of a cliff.
  • Experience Climate and Topographical Changes as you gently glide through the varying elevations. Keep an eye out for the rare Nene Goose.
  • Views of Kula come into focus when approaching the open country slopes of the district meet agricultural land in this rustic region, home to early Portuguese and Chinese immigrant plantation workers.
  • Iao Valley, a dense rainforest and ancient battleground, it was a burial site for ancient Hawaiian royalty. The iconic, greenery-covered Iao Needle towers 1,200 feet above the valley floor.

Schedule:

  • Availability: Wednesday 
  • Tour Time: 5:30 AM
  • Duration: 13 Hours 30 Minutes

Recommendations:

  • Guests are advised to NOT bring large or heavy bags on the flight.
  • Dress warmly (important) to be prepared for the Haleakala summit area where the temperature can be as low as around 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

Restrictions/Requirements:

  • This tour is not recommended for guests with heart or respiratory conditions that may be exacerbated due to high altitude.
  • People who have gone scuba diving should wait 72 hours before going on this tour.
  • No refunds due to inclement weather conditions impacting visibility at Haleakala.
  • This tour is operated on rough, winding roads. It is not recommended for pregnant women or those with back or motion problems.
  • In order to be in compliance with FAA regulations, we require the full names of all persons on tour with air transportation. International visitors must have a valid passport to fly interisland on these tours and all U.S. citizens must have a current government ID. This name must be exactly as it appears on your valid, government-issued photo identification. Air carriers will deny boarding if the passenger name, as shown does not match name on air ticket. If a passenger is denied boarding due to non-compliance with this requirement there will be no refund.
  • The guest is responsible for transportation to and from the airport on their departure island.
  • There is no Polynesian Adventure representative at the airport of your departure island. Please proceed to check-in and board your flight. You will meet your tour guide at your destination.
    Upon arrival to the destination, please exit baggage and meet the Polynesian Adventure vehicle in the Tour Bus pick area.
  • The airlines change their flight schedules frequently and at the last minute so please ensure that you check flight status on your own.

Location: HONOLULU AIRPORT (DEPARTURES), Hawaiian Airlines ticket counter.
Address: 300 Rodgers Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96819
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/19bU9sSmU7JjFj6e8

  • Please proceed to the Hawaiian Airlines ticket counter to check in for your flight to Maui. Check-in at 5:00 AM at the Honolulu Airport (Hawaiian Airlines counter). The approximate return from Maui to Oahu is about 7:00 PM.

Special Notes:

  • Flight confirmation will be emailed to you approx 1 week before your departure date.
  • The airlines change their flight schedules frequently and at the last minute so please ensure that you check flight status on your own.
  • If you require any special accommodations due to disability, please include them under the special requirements at the time of booking. 72 hours notice required prior to the date and time of service.
  • The itinerary itself and order is subject to change based on current traffic and weather conditions.

There is a NO CANCELLATION & NO REFUND policy on all NEIGHBOR ISLAND DAY-TRIPS. No name or date changes will be honored once booking is confirmed.

Activity Company: Polynesian Adventure Tours